An Oakland police officer was hospitalized Sunday morning after an exchange of gunfire in Oakland earlier that morning with a suspect, who was also shot and killed by the officer, a police officer said.
Two patrol officers attempted to contact three people in the 1900 block of 90th Avenue just after midnight, Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said.
One of the suspects, believed to be armed, ran from the scene, police said.
One of the officers pursued the suspect to the 9200 block of Birch Street, where there was an exchange of gunfire, police said.
The suspect was wounded and taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.
The officer was wounded in the leg and was released from Highland Hospital in Oakland Sunday night, police said.
The Oakland Police Department and the Alameda County District Attorney's Office were investigating the fatal shooting.
Police Sunday requested surveillance video from Booker's Market, not far from where the shooting took place.
Anyone with information was asked to call Oakland police Sgt. S. Fleming at (510) 238-3821.
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